12: The Big Question
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by Emma Lehman
2M ago
Episode 12: The Big Question If not the Troubled Teen Industry, then what else? Where can families, caregivers, schools, the justice system, and the courts look for effective support for struggling teens? Learn what survivors, activists, and lawmakers see in the future for the TTI, and what steps must be taken to change our understanding of youth mental health. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To get early access to episodes, as well as bonus episodes and behind the scenes content, head to patreon.com/goonedpodcast.  Credits Gooned is researched, reported ..read more
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11: Lipstick on a Pig
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by Emma Lehman
2M ago
Episode 11: Lipstick on a Pig It all started with Paris Hilton: since 2020, legislation passed to regulate and oversee the Troubled Teen Industry has outpaced the previous 50 years combined.  Hear aboutthe past, present, and future of regulation, activism, and legislation around the TTI, efforts to abolish the industry, and the unexpected influence of America’s favorite socialite.  Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To get early access to episodes, as well as bonus episodes and behind the scenes content, head to patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Credits Goone ..read more
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10: Afterwards
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by Emma Lehman
2M ago
Episode 10: Afterwards Many survivors can remember their very first day out – often, it’s their 18th birthday, a much-anticipated day when, suddenly, they are free. But where do you go from there? Hear from survivors young and old about the lasting effects of the TTI, from the day they got out to the trauma that endures decades later.  Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To get early access to episodes, as well as bonus episodes and behind the scenes content, head to patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Credits Gooned is researched, reported, and edited by Emma Le ..read more
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9: Pray the Gay Away
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 9: Pray the Gay Away Conversion therapy has been disavowed by nearly every major medical organization in the United States, but survivors and staff say it is still a prevalent practice in the Troubled Teen Industry. Hear from LGBTQ+ survivors about conversion therapy, forcible detransition of transgender youth, homophobia, and transphobia in the TTI. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To see the academic director’s posts mentioned in this episode, head to Patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Remember to rate, review, and follow Gooned wherever you listen to podcasts ..read more
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7: NATSAP
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 7: NATSAP Emma goes undercover at a conference for members of NATSAP, the preeminent trade organization for troubled teen industry programs and directors, to discover the culture of those at the head of the machine. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast.To see the notes and materials from the NATSAP conference and read the study that was presented, head to Patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Remember to rate, review, and follow Gooned wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out goonedpodcast.com for more information. Credits Gooned is researched, reported, and edited ..read more
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6: Money Talks
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 6: Money Talks The TTI is a multi-billion-dollar industry whose funding is nearly untraceable by design. Tracking where this money comes from and whose pockets it lines is crucial to understand how an industry built around victimizing the vulnerable has continued to thrive for so long. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. For exclusive bonus episodes, behind the scenes content, and further reading, head to Patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Remember to rate, review, and follow Gooned wherever you listen to podcasts, and check out goonedpodcast.com for more information ..read more
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5: Straight, Inc.
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 5: Straight, Inc. Straight, Incorporated was one of the earliest troubled teen industry programs to take hold in the United States, garnering support from the media and the likes of Nancy Reagan and Princess Diana. Hear from a survivor of Straight, Inc. about the program that became a blueprint for the industry’s current practices. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. For more information about Straight, Incorporated, to listen to testimonies, and to read some of the reports and news articles, head to Patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Credits Gooned is researched, re ..read more
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4: Drinking the Kool-Aid
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 4: Drinking the Kool-Aid So, what’s the pitch? Despite growing public scrutiny towards the troubled teen industry, tens of thousands of parents and caregivers still send their children away every year. Hear from Sharon, who sent her son into a TTI program, and listen in as the host contacts admissions directors posing as a curious parent. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To hear the full call between Nancy and the program representative, head to Patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Credits Gooned is researched, reported, and edited by Emma Lehman. Original music for ..read more
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3: Level Zero
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 3: Level Zero Troubled Teen Industry programs use a system of points and levels that award or revoke basic needs based on compliance and submission. Necessities like food, water, and social interaction are privileges that can be taken away at any time, and constant surveillance means nothing goes unseen. Inside a TTI facility, you live and die by your level. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To see program materials and learn more about daily life in a TTI program, head to Patreon.com/goonedpodcast. Credits Gooned is researched, reported, and edited by Emma ..read more
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1: The EdCon
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by Emma Lehman
3M ago
Episode 1: The EdCon Educational consultants, or EdCons, are a first step in the pipeline into the Troubled Teen Industry. Meet Nancy, Emma’s 57-year-old alter-ego, and Sharon, the mother of a child currently in a wilderness program, to learn how consultants prey on parents’ desperation to funnel kids into the TTI. Find Gooned at goonedpodcast.com and on TikTok @goonedpodcast. To see the parent handbooks and other documents referenced in this episode, along with exclusive content and early access to episodes, head to patreon.com/goonedpodcast.  Credits Gooned is researched, reported, and ..read more
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